This Map Reveals the Healthiest (and Unhealthiest) Cities in America – Thrillist

Ask most of my NYC friends what it means to have a "healthy lifestyle" and they'll tell you it's sleeping at least four hours a night and having a balanced negroni. That said, New Yorkers walk half a mile from their jobs to the bar, snack on heart-healthy oysters during happy hour, and drunkenly tell their sad friends to see a therapist.

It can be difficult to measure "health" in communities, but the prevailingculture of NYC -- the built-in exercise of a commute, healthier bar snacks, a focus on mental health -- is what earned the city spot No. 6 out of 174 in WalletHub's new ranking of the healthiest and unhealthiest cities in America. To achieve this ranking, the personal finance company compared more than 170 of the most populated cities across 43 key indicators of good health. They also focused on four key dimensions: 1) Health Care, 2) Food, 3) Fitness and 4) Green Space, according to a summary of the findings.

The healthiest cities in the US

20. San Jose, CA19. Boston, MA18. Fremont, CA17. Burlington, VT16. Salt Lake City, UT15. Minneapolis, MN14. Huntington Beach, CA13. Honolulu, HI12. Los Angeles, CA11. Austin, TX10. Chicago, IL9. Scottsdale, AZ8. Irvine, CA7. Denver, CO6. New York, NY5. Washington, DC4. Portland, OR3. San Diego, CA2. Seattle, WA1. San Francisco, CA

The unhealthiest cities in the US

20. Amarillo, TX19. Fayetteville, NC18. Lubbock, TX17. Columbus, GA16. Jackson, MS15. Baton Rouge, LA14. North Las Vegas, NV13. Toledo, OH12. Corpus Christi, TX11. Mobile, AL10. Detroit, MI9. Fort Smith, AR8. Augusta, GA7. Huntington, WV6. Montgomery, AL5. Memphis, TN4. Shreveport, LA3. Gulfport, MS2. Laredo, TX1. Brownsville, TX

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